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GPU upgrade - Need some help


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#1 PureBalance

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:19 AM

Hey folks,

 

I have to admit to you that I'm not very savvy with upgrades and computer parts in  general, and that's why I'm reaching out for help.

 

I've been thinking of upgrading my gpu for quite some while now but I've always been putting it off due to other needs.

To give you a picture, my old machine has this setup atm:

 

GPU: Geforce GTX550 Ti

CPU: Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3.00 GHz

RAM: 8GB

Chipset: Gigabyte Z77M-D3H

 

Currently the only games I'm playing are Hearthstone and Overwatch which are not that demanding.

However, I am planning on playing some next gen games such as "Rise of the Tomb Rider" and "For Honor".

My main concern is budget, performance and quality build

High graphics are not much of an issue. I can accept medium/low graphics as long as I have zero issues with performance.

 

Current budget is from 100$-230$

What would be a perfect match for me?

 

I've also been told by a friend that my GPU can support SLI which, from what I understood, will allow me to add another GPU on top of it(?). I'm not sure. Can I somehow take advantage of this feature?

 

Thank you all in advance! :)



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:48 PM

Change GPU to something better and perhaps try to find better CPU too.

What PSU?

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

Before you go out and spend a fair amount of money, why not just buy Tomb Raider and see how it runs? I have played Tomb Raider on my lowly rig and it played just fine. Here's a benchmark comparison of your rig vs mine:

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I think you might be OK with what you have unless you plan to venture into high-end gaming soon. Good luck!

 

KBO


Edited by KB0, 11 August 2016 - 05:32 PM.





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